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near the east coast. nhk has learned from japanese and u.s. diplomatic sources that north korea transported two large pieces of equipment to a site near wonsan. they say mobile launchers were also unloaded. images taken by u.s. satellite show what analysts believe could be a musudan ballistic missile transported eastward by train. the musudan missile has an estimated range of 2,500 to 4,000 kilometers. it's capable of hitting targets as far as japan and the u.s. island of guam. south korea's navy commanders have dispatched two destroyers equipped with advanced radar systems that can track missiles. the defense ministry sent one vessel to the sea of japan east of the country and the other to the yellow sea to the west. officials say they cannot rule out the possibility that the north will fire a short-range missile into the yellow sea. >>> kurt cam bl pbel helped cra the obama administration's asian strategy. >> there have been those who have suggested that the united states was not committed to trying to engage either the previous leadership or the new leadership in reference to
. and frankly from the u.s. viewpoint much of what they want to do is not just wasteful, not just waste, but wickedness. there are an awful lot of things that the un general assembly would like to see go forward, or important sectors would like to see go forward that are really quite bad things. and they are quite willing to cover for the worst members from the human-rights standpoint, from many standpoints. and the nature of such a body and a subsidiary organs that depend upon it within the un institutions tend to be the worst you what -- the worse you are the more you want to be the leader of an organization that might somehow say things about you. so there is a very perverse incentive for the worst actors to actually want to have the most voice at the un because a protect them, and then they create a little protection racket for them and their friends. >> host: in your book, "living the un," you write that the u.s. should seek a buyout of the ua networks and containment of the un. what to you mean? >> guest: what i mean by that is the general assembly and its tendencies by and large
a bid by the u.s. to enhance its influence in the asia pacific region, where the chinese military is building up its presence. nhk world's mark ho has more. >> reporter: the u.s. government invited the media and local citizens aboard "uss john c. stennis" on wednesday. the aircraft carrier has been docked at singapore since monday. the ship is on its way back to the west coast of the u.s. following a five-month mission in the middle east. the attendees were allowed onto the deck of the 330-meter-long ship. there, they were believed on the deployment of f-18 fighter jets, and helicopters which have sonar to detect underwater crafts. navy officials say the carrier will conduct landing practice of aircraft, and they will maintain contacts with military officials in asia pacific region. >> it is a great pleasure -- >> reporter: u.s. president barack obama met with the singaporean prime minister in washington on tuesday. singapore has agreed to a u.s. plan to deploy cutting-edge combat ships to the country on a rotational basis, beginning as early as this month. obama expressed his app
regimes in the world and now north korea says it's on the brink of war. u.s. officials fear it may be planning a missile launch soon. the threats have been amping up every day from a nation under the thumb of a young and unpredictable leader. kim jong-un is armed with a huge military, powerful conventional we papons and a nuclear program. this hour, our correspondents take a look at the threat to the united states and the world and president obama's response. christiane amanpour and fareed zakaria will give us the global view of the crisis. but we begin with barbara starr. barbara, after days of aggressive behavior from north korea, what should we be looking for right now? >> reporter: right now it continues to be a watching and waiting game by the obama administration to see what north korea does next. will they and when will they test launch these ballistic missiles, mobile missiles that they have moved to their eastern coastline? all eyes on that area to see what they plan next. two mobile missiles send there by u.s. intelligence. when could this happen? nobody knows, but there'
zone. their pleasure tour of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could -- could be the week that north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something everyone worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is coming in the words of hot bed of war. north korea is suspending operations and a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and u.s. response with tons of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent right now, barbara starr. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour, we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military throwing everything they have, satellites, eves dropping systems, reconnaissance, everything they can at the north korea. trying to figure out what the regime is up to. keeping a close eye on that nuclear program. all eyes are focused on this missile -- with a range of 2500 and the question of if and when north korea might test-fire musudans from mobile launchers in east
targeted force against known individuals, the u.s. is safer today from a terrorist attack from al qaeda overseas. some would say if would saybroke, don't fix it. the problem is the american public is suspicious of executive power shrouded in secrecy, in absence of an official picture of what our government is doing and by what authority, many in the public to avoid by envisioning the worst. they see dark images of civilian and military national security personnel in the basement of the white house judge,as prosecutor, jury, and executioner. going down a list of americans, deciding for,who shall live and who shall die, pursuant to a process and by standards no one understands. our government, in speeches given by the attorney general, john brennan, can myself, makes official disclosures of large amounts of information about its efforts and the legal basis for those efforts, but it is never enough because the public does not know what it does not know what it knows there are things the government is still withholding from them. the revelation 11 days ago that the executive branch does not
korean crisis, while the u.s. allies run drills, new word that a missile launch could happen literally at any moment without warning. plus, kim jong-un's family secrets. how he rose to power over his brothers and his insecurities right now and a clear and direct threat to america. very strong words. the troops are preparing for the worst. >>> a u.s. official tells us that a launch of north korea's missiles may be imminent and it may happen without the usual warning to planes and ships in the region. that's a very, very dangerous scenario. defensive missiles are now poised in japan, in south korea and on guam where there are 6,000 troops. the united states says it will track any missiles launched by kim jong-un and quickly decide whether to shoot them down. our correspondents are covering this from around the world. we're being joined this hour and being followed by every new development. first, let's go to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence for the very latest. >> reporter: wolf, a u.s. official says north korea could test a mobile ballistic missile at any time. what happens aft
>>> shutting the door. the north korean leadership rejects u.s. calls for dialogue. u.s. secretary of state john kerry travels to east asia to find a solution to the tensions on the korean peninsula. he said over the weekend diplomats were ready to talk if north korean leaders dropped their nuclear program. authorities in pyongyang have rejected his overtures. >> the north korean military is being forced to conduct drills to cope with the u.s. threat. u.s. and south korean personnel have been training together in annual exercises that run until the end of the month. >> the burden remains on pyongyang to take meaningful steps to honor their commitments. they know what they need to do to start showing that. >> ventral said north korea must denuclearize before talks can begin. >>> a military official in south korea said the military may be trying to find a way to end its provocative rhetoric. the north's threats are meant to convince the domestic audience it can counter the u.s. with its missiles. he said the language is aimed at underscoring kim jong un's leadership at home and there
threaten seoul with thousands of artillery pieces but nuclear missiles threaten u.s. bases in japan and the u.s. itself. >> even if it is not there yet, the recent long-range rocket shows it is getting closer and closer. >> americans can say what we want adn the world community can say what they want but it northchange the fact that korea has nuclear devices and are working for full-scale nuclear capabilities. >> there is a sad logic. these pictures show the reality of life there. ox-carts replacing tractors and firewood is the only fuel. billions are spent on the military but markets are empty. nortuclear weapons are the only guarantee they will not inflict this misery. >> for more, i talked with nicholas burns, a professor at harvard and senior foreign affairs columnist. john kerry goes to china tomorrow. what can he and the chinese leadership do to walk kim jong- un from the brink? >> we have a problem together. china may be able to unlock the problem. they have enormous leverage with north korea and the u.s. wants to show -- it is showing a lot of toughness and resolve and you s
>>> a clear danger. the u.s. secretary of defense warns of the threats from north korea and outlines the american response. chuck hagel has been on the job for just over a month but during that time the u.s. defense secretary has heard daily propagations. they will warn u.s. targets and those of their allies and they've done so again. >> some of the actions they have taken these last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interest certainly of our allies. >> commanders at the pentagon say they will deploy a missile defense system to guam. they need to increase defenses against a possible attack. state media broadcast soon after hagel spoke. they would inform the u.s. government they had approved a possible nuclear strike. america's hostile policy would be smashed. >>> residents of singapore are noticing another sign in the region. the visit highlights president obama's decision to focus more on the asia pacific. >> reporter: the aircraft carrier has been docked at singapore since monday. the ship is on its way back to the west coast of the u.s. follo
jong un. he says the u.s. is about to wage war on him. his government has told foreign embassies in p'yongyang including britain, it cannot guarantee their safety in the event of conflict. britt's responds that it's north korea that has been raising tensions and the u.k. has no plans to pullout personnel. north korean students are training to repel a u.s. attack. firing my gun, i feel great. as if i have blown away the warmongers in the white house. permanenta exist in a readiness for war. that is why this small state has one of the world's biggest conventional armies. missiles to its east coast, posturing may be, but they could hit u.s. bases across asia. deployed to destroyers off its coast. capable of shooting the missiles down. america is concerned that the recent show of force in an ongoing exercise was with south korea may have escalated this crisis. feeding the north's per norah. >> - -- paranoia. >> we urge them to stop this and start feeding their own people. >> this is a daily tit-for- tat. as for south korea, few believe that war is really likely. dependscrisis plays out up
. fascinating, important things to talk about today. we'll start with north korea's saber rattling and the u.s. response. could it really lead to war? i have an all-star panel, tom friedman, richard haass to talk about that, the global economy and more. >>> then, we found a way to convince china to start worrying about global warming, i'll explain. >>> morgan stanley predicted that china, india, brazil and russia will all slow down. check, check, check, check. so, what does he say about america's prospects? >>> then, we'll talk to the great historian ian morris. we'll take you all the way from the ice age to the far distant future. >>> first, here's my take. time for the fat and thin envelopes. the annual ritual when colleges send out admission and rejection notices to well over a million high school seniors. american higher education remains the envy of the world and it has been the nation's greatest path to social and economic mobility. sorting and rewarding talented kids from any and all backgrounds. but there are broad changes taking place at american universities that are moving them away
the disclaimer is depending on the u.s. dollar's direction today because that's really what's going to drive the oil price and given the numbers we had come out yesterday in china that kind of spurred everything with the cpi making oil more attractive but really at the end of the day it's the u.s. dollar. > > and as earnings season is underway, what stocks will you watch for this week that report in with earnings? > > two of my favorites are jp morgan and wells fargo. both of them reporting on friday and we've seen the financial sector the last three weeks really take it on the chin so i'm really looking forward to seeing these reports. > > any idea what we will hear? i know a lot of traders are watching those two stocks. > > they have been dialed down so much. the expectation are so low forming a low base. i'm looking for both of them to beat on both lines however it's going to have to be a big beat for the stocks to go higher. i do think we're gonna get that for wells fargo. > > it's going to be interesting. thank you larry. > > you're welcome. filed under "what were they thinking?"---jc
.dealks all 11 nations are taking part in the tppp talks. acting u.s. trade representative sent the letter of notification to congress. he says the participation of japan and major u.s. trading partner as well add close ally further increases the economic significance of a tpp agreement. it also says japan's participation will cate a free tradact accounting for nrly 40% of output. it says talks will cover all products including farm and manufactured goods. the hope is to concludes a pact by the end of this year. japan is moving forward to talk part in the tpp talks but jap need trade officials are likely to face tougher demands to eliminate tariff talks. they met in tokyo on wednesday. he asked to make sure japan will negotiate all items including rice and other agriculture products. japan hopes to exclude such items from tariff band. new zealand aims to expand parts of cheese, dairy and other products to japan. the main u.s. talk index fell for the fir trading day out of week four. at's theconoc data and mixed earnings results weighed on sentiment. for more on how stocks here in japan are
, but they could hit u.s. bases across asia. deployed to destroyers off its coast. capable of shooting the missiles down. america is concerned that the recent show of force in an ongoing exercise was with south korea may have escalated this crisis. feeding the north's per norah. >> - -- paranoia. >> we urge them to stop this and start feeding their own people. >> this is a daily tit-for- tat. as for south korea, few believe that war is really likely. dependscrisis plays out upon the name of kim jong un, whether he really 6 war peace. peace.s war or >> all week we have been gauging reaction to the move in seoul and washington. we have the view from loss angeles, home to one of the largest korean population in america. we've been out into the community they're finding out how they are responding. of northng the tastes and south korea in the kitchen in south los angeles. fellow defector met in south korea before moving here. she says the difference is like heaven and earth. she said north korea is not capable of carrying out the threat. the president is john and he is trying to show the country he is
. >> reporter: in the hours before an expected north korean missile test, hagel made clear, the u.s. military is ready to respond. >> our country is fully prepared to deal with any contingency, any action, that north korea may take or any provocation. >> reporter: the joint chiefs chairman, offering a grim assessment of how close north korea is to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile, a direct threat to the u.s. >> in the absence of concrete evidence to the contrary, we have to assume the worst case. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence indicates the regime in the last few days may have used several short-range missile launchers around the country. that's on top of the two intermediate-range mobile missiles it parked along its east coast. the u.s. worries multiple missile launches are the first of more provocative actions by the north. no one has forgotten the 2010 shelling of a south korean island by north korea. >> we may see a succession of things to try to make this point that they are a strong and prosperous nation. and try to coerce the international community back into negotiations. >> rep
and the intelligence assessment is, they likely completed all preparations to launch. the u.s. has pn poring over the latest satellite images of north korea and the intelligence assessment is, they likely completed all preparations to launch. an administration official says the missiles have probably received their liquid fuel, even though the u.s. has no way to confirm that information on the ground, the military is sending a clear message to kim jong-un, it's not when you launch the musudan missiles, but where. if a test missile flies out over the water, the u.s. pacific commander does not want it shot down. >> i would not recommend that. if we have any pre-determined, we should have a sense of where it's going to be aimed. >> if it's aimed over land near japanese territory, interceptor missiles could be used to destroy it. >> i would recommend action if it's aimed ought our allies. >> reporter: this launch could be different from previous tests when the u.s. had significant indications on what was about to happen before liftoff. >> i would recommend action if it's aimed ought our allies. >> re
trial will begin next february. >>> developing in international news, the u.s. 22 stealth fighter jets are in the ocean, aimed at directing south korea regarding the attacks. they are told to take the threats very seriously. >>> coming up at 5:30, "nightly news "will have more on the coverage in the region. >>> there was a moment last fall when san jose firefighters wondered if one of their own would even survive. that makes today remarkable. firefighter frank ryan was back on the job, in fact, there he is going to station one for his first shift in several months, last august, you may recall, he had a heart attack while he was fighting a fire. his heart stopped repeatedly while he was rushed to the hospital. today, he is back in good health. he thanked the emts who kept him alive on the way to the hospital. >>> opening day for baseball, giants and a's back in business. >>> they opened at dodgers stadium in los angeles,ñr there was also a big party at at&t park. nbc bay area kimberly terry is back. we begin with henry wolford with more. >> reporter: happy new year, you know, baseball
found it difficult to jung kim's action because he's not been in power very long. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is headed to the region to lend his weight to diplomatic efforts. he wants to convince chinese leaders to use his leverage. kerry wants to encourage them to take advantage of their influence. on sunday kerry will move onto tokyo. he'll meet with japanese foreign minister. >>> foreign ministers from the group of eight nations have line ed up against north korea. they condemned the strongest terms of the the missile program. >> we made clear in the text that ministers supported the commitment to strengthen the courage regime and take significant missions in a further launch or nuclear test. >> they criticize the rhetoric. the talk will serve to only further isolate the country. >>> u.s. aviation experts say batteries on boeing 787 dreamliners could be a fire hazard if the design is still flawed. six experts spoke at a hearing in washington, d.c. investigators are looking into what caused fires on two dreamliner jets and whether they could have been prevented. some ex
largest economies has been a core purpose of the institute. he has written numerous articles on u.s.-china naturens, on the conservancy's asia-pacific council and research on chinese investment in the united states. andy serwer was named managing editor of fortune in october 2006. his responsibilities included overseeing "fortune" magazine and fortune.com with a combined readership of 11 million readers and the digital media and the conferences. under his tenure, "fortune" was named to ad age hot list in 2012. business editors and writers award for best in business general excellence. that year the magazine also received a new york press award for the 2009 reporting on bernie madoff. he joined "fortune" in 1985 as an intern and served as reporter and editor on stories about wall street, investing, information technology, and entertainment. he is a regular guest on msnbc's morning joe and cnbc's squawk box. from 2001-2006 he was business editor for cnn's american morning. join me in welcoming secretary hank paulson and mr. andy serwer. >> thank you. thank you very much, president kna
people, it was enabled by the enduring principles that the u.s. has stood for in the region, which we believe are essential to peace, prosperity, and security. these include a commitment to free and open commerce, of just international order of rights and responsibilities of nation, and fidelity to the rule of law, open access by all to the domains of sea, air, space, and now cyberspace, and the principle of resolving conflict without the use of force. it was also enabled, and this is the theme of my remarks today, by the pivotal role of u.s. military power and presence in the region. we believe are strong security presence in asia pacific has provided a critical foundation for these principles to take root in for the prosperity to occur. we intend to continue to provide this for decades to come. our partners in the region will come leadership and robust engagement and committed to answering the call. it is good for us, and good for everyone in the region. it includes everyone in the region. it is not aimed at anyone. no individual country or group of countries. with this as backgroun
. thousands of other families across the u.s. are also drowning in our grief. please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy. >> secretary of state john kerry has wrapped up a visit to asia dominated by the standoff with north korea. speaking in japan, he suggested the u.s. could ease its precondition of north korea's denuclearization if china takes on a mediator role. earlier, kerry again vowed to defend u.s. allies in the event of a north korean attack. >> it is very simple. the united states will do what is necessary to defend our allies, japan, republic of korea, in the region against these provocations. but our choice is to negotiate. our choice is to move to the table and find a way for the region to have peace. >> his visit also came as the obama administration fast track japanese involvement in talks on the transpacific partnership, a controversial trade pact between u.s. and nine other countries. the tpp has attracted scrutiny for creating new mechanisms that would allow foreign corporations to end tax fair compensation for lost profits to the regulations. ja
had in the u.s. yesterday. let's dig into these figures a little bit and get a sense of just how we're starting the month off here. holger, i can run through some of these figures. we've got the pmi falling. it was 46. 6/. it was 46.8, just a touch better, but still, contractionary territory. >> it's basically fairly bad news what we had with the eurozone in terms of economic data. after a pretty good run which lasted until february, march has been a softer month. apparently the political volleys in italy and at the end plus some concerns about china seem to be weighing on sentiment going forward, at least, we learned yesterday from the chinese pmi, which has been up, these concerns about china should be easing a bit. but for the moment, the outlook for the eurozone is modest recession, first quarter of this year. relatively not much growth the second quarter. >> the ecb meets thursday. mario draghi after winning is coming in and helping government bond yields by saying he'll do whatever it takes last year has kind of been out of the picture lately. is it becoming more urgent for th
's their latest threat in response to ongoing u.s./south korean military drills. defense minister kim kwan-jin spoke at parliamentary committee meeting. >> translator: it's not a long-range missile but it has considerable range. it could be for test firing or for drills. >> a recent u.s. intelligence image shows what looks like a ballistic missile being moved by train to east coast of north korea. the location of a launch site. kim's description matches that of a midrange missile known as musdun. the north koreans unveiled it in 2010 during a military parade. its estimated range of 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers puts it in striking distance of japan and a u.s. base on the pacific island of guam. south korean officials say they cannot rule out the possibility that authorities in pyongyang will fire the missile. they say they're closely monitoring activity in the north and are in contact with the u.s. and japan. >>> north korean authorities are making move on another front. they barred south korean workers from entering a jointly run complex. now they're threatening to shut down the zone entirely
-firing. the u.s. sending an anti-ballistic missile system like this one to guam could try to shoot it down. missiles aren't north korea's only threat. it has the world's fourth largest army, one million active troops, thousands of tanks and artillery, most of it within 90 miles of the south korean border. in south korea where military exercises with the u.s. continue, there is no panic. the streets are as crowded as ever. south koreans have been watching the north for a long time and have some advice for americans now being threatened with nuclear war. be prepared, they say. but don't be overly concerned. north korea wants the attention. it wants to be feared. >> if that's what north korea wants us to be -- to be scared and then afraid, then we won't give in to that. >> reporter: the threat to the u.s. may be limited but washington isn't ignoring it, especially now that military hardware is on the move. kim jong un apparently feels if the united states fears him he'll be immune from foreign invasion and more secure at home. brian? >> richard engel live for us once again tonight from seoul,
of north korea. >>> u.s. officials fear this could be the week north korea goes ahead with a provocative missile launch or something even worse. kim jong-un's regime warns the region is becoming a hot bed of war. tensions are only rising now that north korea is suspending operations of a huge industrial complex near the border jointly owned with south korea. our correspondents are covering this unfolding crisis and the u.s. response with tens of thousands of americans potentially at risk. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr right now. she's following the renewed concerns about the north's nuclear ambitions. what's the very latest, barbara? >> well, wolf, at this hour we can tell you that the u.s. intelligence community, the united states military, slowing everything they have, satellites, eaves dropping systems, reconnaissance, surveillance, everything they can at the north korea problem, trying to figure out what the regime is up to and keeping a very close eye on that nuclear program. >> reporter: all eyes are focused on this missile with a range of 2500 miles and a
. and then the debate up on afghanistan. ambassador discussed immigration, trade, and the future of u.s.-mexican relations monday at an event hosted by the new policy institute. president obama is scheduled to visit mexico in may, where he will meet with the newly- elected mexican presidents. this is one hour, 25 minutes. >> welcome, everybody. we will begin. thank you for coming. if i can ask all of your potato chip bags be discreet in the way you eat them and the up with it -- obligatory notice of tournament -- turning off the ringers on your mobile phones, but encouraging u.s. the same time to plead as much as you want under the hashtag we are using today. i am the president of the policy institute. we have an extraordinary -- nel da i am hst twelcomehe new ambassador from mexico to the united states, who has already become a good friend to many here in washington. and just to introduce what we do here. we are a small, independent think-tank. hereve had a project called the 21st century border initiative for three years now. we have been trying to tell a simple story to policy-makers
? delhaize group, they own food lion, the food chain in the u.s. if you've ever traveled in america in the southeast you now know who its parent is. it is the performance of food lion which is driving the stronger results at delhaize group this morning. over here, i want to draw your attention to phillip, often seen here as the european bellwether, it's down better than 4% after posting results that beat earnings, missed on revenue. i think if i've got that right, it's the same theme we're seeing across the u.s. and potentially could see the same theme that starts to come out of earnings season. here is a look at what's happening in bond rates now. the ten-year spanish and italian debt is falling. italy is nosing towards level that could be sub-4%. this is an extraordinary statement for a country struggling with politics as it is. 4.1%, 4.6% for spain. a bit of a rotation out of spain this morning. we're seeing it fall 0.3% even if european stocks are rallying, suggesting this is driven by talk about the european central bank potentially cutting rates. they're continuing to walk bac
to progress. in the u.s., connecticut became the 17th state to abolish the death penalty. singapore is also observing a moratorium on executions. >> india is one of the countries criticized in that report here we asked the -- in that report. we asked the -- we asked one minister how a modern society could continue to live with capital punishment. >> my answer would be just as the united states has come a for instance. they have the death penalty. in our law, through the supreme court, we said it is to be given only in very rare cases. it has to be unusual cruelty in a specific crime, not just murder, per se, but something really unusual. we did not execute many people over the last decade. recently, some executions have taken place, including the people involved in terrorist attacks, particularly the one in mumbai. there is a debate going on in our country. it is very large -- it is very difficult to argue a convincing case. i think as we move forward the exception will be narrowed further and further. who knows? one day, we might finally become comfortable with abolishing the death sentenc
or outside the country. u.s. president barack obama ordered members of his administration to provide any necessary assistance. we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the boston marathon is one of the biggest annual athletic events in the u.s. about 26,000 runners were taking part. >>> officials have created a no flight zone over the site of the explosion. new york police have redeployed counter terrorism vehicles around the city. they have strengthened protections around landmarks in manhattan including major hot s hotels. washington has increased security throughout the capitol and they have closed pennsylvania avenue in front of the white house to pedestrian. >>> united nations secretary has criticized the violence. he said his thoughts are with everyone in boston. >> i condemn this senseless violence which is further more appalling for taking place at an event renowned for bringing people together from around the world in the spirit of sportsmanship and harmony. >> h
bomber u.s. judicial authorities on monday charged the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings. dzhokhar tsarnaev could face the death penalty. he was injured during arrest and is unable to speak. officers are asking him to respond to questions in writing. his 26 year old brother, tamerlan tsarnaev died in a standoff with officers. the brothers are ethnic chechens. they are trying to find out if they were planning further attacks or if they had accomplices. three people were killed and more than 170 were wounded in the marathon bombings. boston residents came together at the site of the bombings exactly one week later. more than 1,000 people gathered near the marathon finish line to mourn the dead. ♪ and the home of the brave >> people sang the national anthem, and they observed a moment of silence. >> i would like to understand what would drive a person to that kind of hatred so that perhaps we can prevent that kind of hatred in the future. >> mourners stopped to leave flowers. some were runners. some were friends or family of the dead or wounded. people across the country s
this time around or the class that left at killed.d people >> the u.s. is holding talks with brussels. the secretary of state john kerry is trying intto create stability on the ground in afghanistan as u.s. troops will be soon leaving. >> when it comes to afghanistan, the u.s. clock is ticking. it has committed itself to stabilizing the central government before it withdraws combat forces at the end of 2014. the u.s. feels the key to success is reconciliation between the afghan government and the taliban. >> reconciliation is the best provide the surest end to violence and to secure a unified and sovereign afghanistan. >> , the obama administration has insisted that reconciliation must be afghan-led. but pakistan has aided the taliban and provided them safe haven in the past. while the u.s. is pushing all parties to start negotiating now, pakistan has accused the afghan president hamid karzai, of being "an impediment to the peace process."analysts say all this makes the process of reconciliation that much harder. the problem is how to cobble together a government that has all of their
is fragile, and the u.s. with subpar growth of a little more than 2% is the best of the lot, hardly the stuff of record high stocks. that anemic global growth is showing up in corporate revenues, while many companies are beating on earnings, more than 40% are missing revenue targets. eaten today reported earnings that beat the revenues that were light, with european auto parts a drag. >> eaton's revenue growth will be very hard to come by. perhaps onl 2%. that 2% has become the new normal for both gdp and for revenue growth. for "nightly business report" i'm bob pasani. >> as we mentioned a moment ago, stocks got an unexpected lift from consumer spending in march, up two tenths;)c of 1% last mon following a jump of ç9w>seven-ts in february. more from hampton pearson. >> reporter: consumers aren't exactly lining up the cash registers, but shrinking paychecks, curbed consumer spending. it turns out spending in the first quarter was 2.3% higher than the fourth quarter of 2012. people like ann kanabi who counts herself among those more optimistic about where the economy is heading. >> i think th
response was the u.s. understood that there was no fully developed, tested means of delivering a major rise nuclear warhead. they did not say why they thought you'd what was wrong. if north korean did have this capability, it would be low level and unreliable. they did not score as the idea that an untested misfile was available -- missile was available to north korean. that would change the calculus considerably. ofther the wmd capability north korea, they had a response plan in place and were capable of dealing with the threat in south korea. >> it must be an strange feeling for him to visit south sudan since 2001. was a bit awkward. >> almost exactly one year ago this was the state of elections between the north and south. the two armies poured over the north here fields. all-out war was only narrowly averted. 12 months later, the president is making -- making his first is to south sudan gaddafi two country split, south sudan stopped production of oil because of its dispute with the north. the industry was a major source of revenue for both countries. all was months of negotiations, with
kobayashi in tokyo chemical weapons in syria >>> u.s. president obama is reacting to pressure to react to a new development in the syrian war. it's likely syrian forces have used chemical weapons. >> the u.s. intelligence community assesses in some degree that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in the region, specifically, sarin. >> there's no confirmation about how and when chemicals were used or how many people were hurt and killed. the u.s. government is pressing for a full investigation by the united nations. president obama may face pressure to intervene if a red line has been crossed. >>> u.n. peacekeeping troops are to join the french army in mali, west africa. they've united to support the state against rebels. they passed a resolution contempt being human rights violations. insurgents still control mountainous areas in is south providing a challenge for the new u.n. force. >>> soldiers assembled in front of the palace. his late father lies inside the building. he beefed up the army considerably during his reign. >> translator: we hearby celebrate the
season for u.s. banks. the company is forecast to earn 1.40 a share on revenue of $25.7 billion. investment banking is expected to drive profits with trading revenue from fixed income and equity seen rising from the fourth quarter. but still lower year over year. and wells fargo reports its first quarted numbers at 8:00 a.m. eastern, it's forecast to earn 89 cents a share on revenues of $29.6 billion. mortgages remain the story. wells is the top underwriter and is should continue to benefit from refinancing. as far as jpmorgan and wells are concerned, pretty flat in frankfurt. jpmorgan just up 0.75%. cnbc has an exclusive interview with jpmorgan's mariane lake. she'll be on "squawk on the street." and wells fargo's tim fox will be on cnbc at 3:00 p.m. eastern. >>> so for, what, an hour and 11 minutes into the trading day, we're weighted to the downside, as you can see, as we wait for that euro group meeting to get under way. this is where we stand, 8 to 2 decliners outpacing advancers. we have four days of gains. another record close for u.s. markets last night, as well. the fts
>>> hello and welcome to "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. u.s. treasury secretary jack lew is expected to press europeans to do more to boost demand. he will talk to leaders in brussels on the first leg of his european tour. >>> chinese airline stocks have been hit despite assurances that there's no reason to panic. >>> the taiwanese posting its first ever lowest profit for the first quarter. >>> plus, earnings season kicks off today with alcoa. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> welcome to the start of a brand new week on "worldwide exchange." kelly is not with me on set. we'll be joining us later on the show. plenty to get through on today's program. the troika is back in greece this weekend for austerity talks. we'll hear why new proposals risk driving fresh backlash in athens. >>> we'll be in seoul as reports are that north korea is preparing for a fourth nuclear test. we'll have the latest analysis. >>> and brussels is breaking ground on a new $6 of 00 million assembly line. phil lebeau will weigh i
before an expected north korean missile test. hagel made clear the u.s. military is ready to respond. >> our country is fully prepared to deal with any contingency, any action that north korea may take or any provocation. >> the joint chiefs chairman offering a grim assessment of how close north korea is to putting a nuclear warhead on a missile. a direct threat to the u.s. >> in the absence of concrete evidence to the contrary, we have to assume the worst case. >> u.s. intelligence indicates the regime in the last few days, may have moved several short range missile launchers around the country. that's on top of the two interest mediate range mobile missiles it parked along the east coast. the u.s. worries multiple missile launches are the first of more provocative actions by the north. no one has forgotten the 2010 shelling of a south korean island by north korea. >> we may see a succession of things to try to make this point that they are a strong and prosperous nation. >> kim jong-un may feel compelled to act. >> they have pushed the rhetoric up so high now, to do nothing, they w
>>> hello there, welcome to "newsline." secretary of state john kerry said last week that the u.s. government is ready to talk with north korea if the conditiontry moves to drop its nuclear program. north korea has responded by rejecting kerry's call for dialog. the statement also says north korea is being forced to conduct military drill to cope with the u.s. threat. this suggests the north will accept up its provocations while the u.s. and south korea hold military exercises through the end of april. the u.s. repeelted its stance. >> what the secretary said, what the president has now said, that the burden remains on pyongyang which needs to take meaningful steps to show they'll honor their commitments so they know what they need to do to start doing that. >> he said north korea must dough cluk leerize before talks can begin. the north may be trying to find a way to end its provocative rhetoric. he said the language is aimed at underscoring kim jong un's leadership at home. pyongyang has unilaterally declared a state of war. the u.s. military ostigs stressed the need for caution
and u.s. are demanding. >>> and he is perhaps less famous than oskar schindler. still, israelis are working to preserve the memory of the japanese diplomat who save ed thousands of jews from the holocaust. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> residents of a small town in the u.s. state of texas are reeling following a powerful explosion at a fertilizer plant. the blast blew up homes and buildings. police say it killed between 5 and 15 people and injured more than 160. they're investigating if it was an accident or a crime. the explosion happened in the town of west in central texas. it caused an earth tremor that people reported feeling in the city of dallas more than 100 kilometers away. more than 50 buildings including a nursing home collapsed or were badly damaged. several firefighters are reported missing. >> the casualty numbers, i don't have a hard number to give to you at this point. they are still working on that. i can tell you that it is estimated anywhere from 5 to 15 at this point. >>> police say firefighters cannot approach for fear of toxic fumes. about half of
>>> u.s. and south korean military forces give the media access to their joint drills. the exercises prompted the latest round of provocations from north korea. >>> south korea's top diplomat has canceled a trip to tokyo. his aides said he was upset that japanese government leaders visited a shrine seen as a symbol of japan's past militarism. >>> and the woman known as the girl in the picture comes to tokyo to tell her story. she uses her experience in the vietnam war in her campaign for peace. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." u.s. and south korean troops have been carrying out exercises after exercise since the beginning of last month to prepare for any future conflict. the annual drills have angered north korea. now the media are getting an inside look at the operation which is called "full eagle." the troops showed part of an exercise to journalists in the southeastern city of qohang. about 2,000 personnel unloaded military supplies for ground combat troops from ships anchored nearby. they're preparing for the possibility that an enemy attack would destroy ports
on the backs of seniors, which is so blatantly hypocritical even speaker boehner called him out. >> under the u.s. constitution the president proposes, the congress disposes. meaning congress alone holds the power of the purse. not the president. what should congress do with the obama budget? use it as a starting point or shelf it and start all over again from scratch. >> if i were the republicans in the house i would accept this initial offer on social security and see if we couldn't go further and work to get a deal. i would not slap him in the face the way craig sheldon did i guess. >> you would go along with the social security? >> look i think we really need something on social security really to save the system and to stop draining everything else, yes. >> it is an untouchable. >> that is why we have got a problem. >> we are going to eventually not have that. >> you can live with it john. but the guys who are 30 years old can't. >> actually, social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it actually is doing fine. all they would have to do is raise the cap and get a little bit more mon
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